Our community provides everything you need to enjoy your island lifestyle to the fullest, without ever having to leave the island.
If building friendships based on common interests is what you’re searching for, we have groups engaged in everything from arts and culture to wildlife and preservation. You will quickly get to know familiar faces and feel the warmth of our community when you reach out to any of our dedicated organizations.
Click on the categories below to explore what your friends and neighbors do each day to enhance our community and make island life more enjoyable. It will amaze you how easy and fun it is to get involved.
Independently owned General Store offering a wide range of grocery items, fresh made sandwiches & salads, fresh selection of baked goods as well as local juices. Also a convenient stop for all your tobacco, beer and wine needs.
Children and teens proven after school and summer programs focused on academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character & citizenship.
A safe, fun place to learn, grow and make lasting friendships
Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate & release sick & injured wild birds while educating our community about preventing injuries & preserving habitats. We provide a permanent home in our Wild Bird Learning Ctr to birds in need. Open to public daily
Our typical 1,000-kwh residential customer bill is approximately 30 percent lower than the latest national average. Known for our service reliability & highly fuel efficient power plants, making us one of the cleanest among all utilities nationwide.
A private non-profit 501(c3) corporation dedicated to the rescue & placement of the Standard, Miniature & Toy Poodle as well as other dogs in need. Sine 1994 we have been dedicated to finding caring adoptive homes for rescued poodles & dogs.
Services include Home-delivered Meals, the Food Bank of Manatee, Daybreak Adult Day Center, Enrichment Center at 9th, Friendship Dining, The Lunch Club, Transportation Services, Renaissance on 9th Ballroom & Catering, and Grandma’s Goodies.
Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Christ-centered residential maternity homes serving the needs of at-risk pregnant women of all ages & their babies. We offer housing & a structured program (free of charge) for the duration of their pregnancy & a pre-determined time post birth.
Founded with a love for animals at the heart of our business, we serve the pets and families of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, & NW Bradenton. We are passionate about making sure that you can rest easy knowing that your pets are taken care of.
Goodwill Manasota is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. From the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, we are able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
An independent, college preparatory school providing a world-class education for students in grades Pre-K3 through 12. Small classes, with an outstanding faculty providing a balanced curriculum of academic rigor and character development.
Dedicated to promoting community awareness & involvement in litter prevention, recycling & beautification throughout Manatee County. Our volunteers have been successful in making visible differences in the environmental quality of our community.